Title: RN – CVICU – San Jose, CA
# of Positions: 12
Schedule: Fulltime -Night shift with rotating weekends / 3-12hr Shifts
Coordinates total nursing care for critically ill patients, averaging in age from 57-70 years. Primary patient population served cardiac patients. Participates in patient/family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with members of the health care team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Participates in organizational and unit based quality improvement activities. Is able to provide mentorship and guidance to new employees.
Minimum: CA RN, BCLS, ACLS, NIHSS Stroke
Minimum: High School Graduate or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Minimum: 1 year of critical care nursing in Cardiac
This is a very high acuity ICU with a mixture of cardiac patients with multiple comorbidities (very sick patient population) -you may be required to provide care for patients with any of the below listed clinical specialty needs.
1. Comprehensive stroke Center-EVD ICP experience and knowledge of taking care of stroke patients with post stroke intervention experience.
3. Open heart experience helpful.
4 .CRRT, Balloon pumps, Impella experience beneficial as we frequently manage patients with these medical devises.
5. This is a very fast paced Cardiac ICU .
Minimum: Ability to use critical thinking skills and prioritize aspects of patient care; possesses good interpersonal communication skills. Is able to calculate medication dosages and safely administer medications within the critical care setting.
17 Beds for CVICU and 20 Beds for MCNSICU
Very fast paced environment must be able to adjust well to change and multitask
Culture of the facility/unit is with a diverse staff with seasoned nurses and new grads
MUST have Cardiac experience
Will accept pending CA license